Curriculum Vitae for Noel Bégin
Video and Film Works
“Cinemaphidic Obliviolution” September 2007, video, six minutes
“The Sublimatable Organism as a Limnological Feather Vane” August 2007, video, 19 minutes
"Dancetatement" April 2006, video, three minutes
"Atlas Animated" March 2006, video, fourteen minutes
"An 5.1 Approximation of Built Bioseismic Aperceptibles" June 2005. 16 minutes, surround
"Slow Continental Drift" March 2005, video, four minutes
"‘The sexpot that tries to be the anthropologist’" February 2005, video, three minutes
"Turbulants" November 2004, video, three minutes
"An Lithospheric Semilocus ~ Undermine Litotes" April 2004, video installation
Peter von Tiesenhausen’s "Journey" March 2004, video, twenty-five minutes
"Many Flies…" June 2002, video installation
"Constellation" January 26 - March 26, 2001, video installation version
"Some Footage" 1993 - 2001, video, four minutes
"The On The" October 2000, S-8 film, two minutes. Collaboration with Mark Washeim
“Gothic Circus Scrutinized by Three Beam Laser Diode CD-R” June 2000, audio with sculpture
"Constellation" May 2000, video, ten minutes
"Errant Errancy" November 1999, 16 mm film, four minutes
"Outlier" October 1999, S-8 film, four minutes
"Objective Correlative", 1998-99, video, seven minutes
"Swimmy Stillness Spinning into Soup" 1999, video, four minutes
"The Front Yard" 1998, Betamax video, 35 minutes, silent
"Same Craving" 1998, S-8 film, two minutes
"Winter's Fresh Kiss" 1998, video, 12 minutes
"Community II: Voices" 1998, video, two hours
"Apres Rave Theatre" 1998, video, 29 minutes
"Hug. Hold. Abandon." 1996, S-8 film, 23 minutes, silent
Selected Exhibitions, Festivals, Screenings, Performances
“kind of sort of yours but mostly mine” Artcity, Glenbow Museum, September 14, 2007
“Interactive Screen” The Banff Summer Arts Festival, Banff Centre August 16, 2007
Why Dance, The University Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, April 2006
Popular Culture Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2006
ACAD Technician’s show, Gallery 371, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta, March 2006
Flick Fest, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta, February 2006
"An 5.1 Approximation of Built Bioseismic Aperceptibles" EMMEDIA, Calgary, Ab., June 2005
"An Lithospheric Semilocus ~ Undermine Litotes" Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, April 2004
Mainstage 2005, The University Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, March 2005
As I Am, EKO Dance Projects, the Big Secret Theatre, Calgary Alberta, February 2005
Ballet in Bronze, The Alberta Ballet, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, November 2004
Wooden, The Sugar Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, March 2002
Skeptical of Spectacle at The New Gallery, June 2002. Curated by Tammy McGrath
Dreamy: Landscapes and other Simulations for Artcity 2001 September, 2001. Curated by Robin Arseneault
2001: The Alien Project , The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta. Jan. 26 - March 26, 2001. Curated by Catherine Crowston
The CSIF $100 Film Festival, CSIF, Calgary, Alberta, November 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996
Jim Goertz’s Rastorized Phosphor, EMMEDIA, Calgary, Alberta, May 2000
HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO, One Yellow Rabbit Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, January 2000
Space for Space, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, monthly in 1999
Dance Explosions, Dancer's Studio West, Calgary, Alberta, February 1998
Exhibitions Curated by Noel Bégin
"Indemnity: Intimate Objects Made Dear" The Artcity 2002 Visual Art Feature Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta. September 19 - 29, 2002. Eight Canadian artists, whose art is its own recompense, presented by Artcity, Calgary’s annual art and architecture festival.
"Horizontal: Surface of Belgium: Tapes from Belgium’s ARGOS", November 2001, at EMMEDIA. A selection of short video works from Belgium.
"Committed to Tape: New Calgary Video", at The Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta, Sept. 2001.
"The Pliable Idea" at Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, Troy, New York, Jan. 2 - 31, 2001. Resulted in a two part, cross disciplinary exhibition produced from RPI student works.
"Open Screening series" Three screenings of ACAD student media art at EMMEDIA's QASEM Theatre, Calgary, Nov. 18, 2000, April 26, 2000, December 2, 1999.
"Re-purposing Your Image: Three artists sampling their own likeness" for EMMEDIA's HomeGrown Series. A program of video work from across North America by Freda Guttman, Allison Hunter, and Holen Kahn. Screened in the QASEM theatre on March 27, 1999.
"The Films I Know" at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers theatre. A curated screening of local Super-Eight film, reflecting a thread through one community. March 5, 1999. Also at The Club, at the Banff Centre for the Arts, April 17, 1999.
"Dancetatement" April 2006, video, three minutes. For choreographer Michele Moss.
"Atlas Animated" March 2006, video, fourteen minutes. Video for painter Bill Rodgers.
"Slow Continental Drift" March 2005, video, four minutes. Video for Michele Moss.
"‘The sexpot that tries to be the anthropologist’" February 2005, video, three minutes. Video for EKO Dance Projects.
"Turbulants" November 2004, video, three minutes. Video for the Alberta Ballet.
Julia Williams, September 2002, http://www.ffwdweekly.com/Issues/2002/0912/cover.htm
Media Arts Training
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2002, Sculpture. Received Diploma in 1992
Alberta College of Art and Design, 1407 14 Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta
Studied sculpture, taught photography fundamentals by Michael Sroka, Hi8 assembly editing
Exchange Student, third year. September 1990 to May 1991
San Francisco Art Institute, 804 Chestnut St., San Francisco, Ca. USA.
Studied history of Cinema with Ernie Gehr, experimental film Tony Wong, frequented the S.F. cinematheque, learned to use a Bolex, to splice film, etc.
Professional Work Experience, Workshops
Freelance Videographer/Editor/Photographer documenting live performances, since 1999
Media Arts and Digital Technologies Technician, Alberta College of Art and Design, 2005/06
Production Coordinator, EMMEDIA, 2002/03
Media Curating Workshop with Kelly Langgard of Images Festival, at EMMEDIA, October, 2001
Video for New Media and Web Aps. Workshop, at EMMEDIA, Calgary, March 4, 2001
Surround Sound Recording with Charlie Fox, at EMMEDIA, Calgary,
Adobe After Effects workshop, at EMMEDIA, Calgary, October 21, 2000
Media 100 Video Editing Intro. Workshop, at EMMEDIA, Calgary, May 13 and 14, 2000
Interactive Media Design for CD ROM, and the Web, at The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, June 12 to 17, 1997
ACAD Business Development Training Intro. Course, at The ACAD BDTC, October 1996
I currently sit on the Board of Directors for Stride Gallery. I was Secretary for the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society from 1999 to 2002. I have been on programming committees for EMMEDIA, The New Gallery, Stride Gallery and Truck numerous times since 1996, and regularly volunteer technical support to the artist run visual art and dance communities around Calgary. Local artists frequently call me for solutions to technical questions.
“Interactive Screen 0.7, User Friendly Is Not Enough!”
The Banff New Media Institute, Banff, Alberta, August 12 - 17, 2007
“Liminal Screen” Co-Production Residency at the Banff New Media Institute, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. March 05, 2007 - March 30, 2007
"An Approximation of Built Bioseismic Aperceptibles" Artist in Residence at EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, Calgary, Alberta. 2005
"The Pliable Idea" at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Invited to curate an exhibition from RPI's EMAC student submissions. November 30 - December 6, 2000
"Digital Sparx" the Independent Film and Video Alliance's (now the IMAA) national Conference hosted by FAVA. Orange Hall, Edmonton, Alberta. June 5 - 10, 2000
"The Resolute Best Thing To Ply Ways" STRIDE Gallery, Calgary, Ab., January, 2000
“APOCALYPSO” Thematic residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. October 6 to December 13, 1997